Women's World Cup Final Breaks Tweeting Record

The FIFA Women's World Cup soccer final yesterday had thousands of people on the edge of their bar stools as Japan tied the U.S. and went into a nerve-wracking penalty shootout, sending Twitter users on a rampage.

Twitter reported that the match set the record for tweets per second, surpassing even the death of Osama bin Laden.

As the game heated up yesterday, tweeters were tweaking out, posting 7,196 tweets per second (tps) at one point. The previous record of 6,939 tps was set four seconds after midnight in Japan on New Year's Day, suggesting that the Japanese are a particularly tweet-happy population.

To put this glorious moment into context, bin Laden's death only garnered 5,106 tps.

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